Blog Category: Self-care for Parents

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Sanctuary from violence

As an ambassador for The Sanctuary women’s shelter opening soon, Maggie and her co-ambassadors got[...]

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Healing our profound wound of human disconnectedness

The latest suicide figures from the ABS are alarming, worrying and hide a world full[...]

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Suicide Prevention: Healing The Wound of Disconnectedness

The latest suicide figures from the ABS are alarming, worrying and hide a world full[...]

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Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down

Increasingly, scientists are linking stress in infancy and childhood to the soaring numbers of people[...]

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The comfort of family ritual

As the end of the year comes hurtling toward us, many of us who celebrate[...]

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Maggie talks with the Hands Free Mama herself

Few people articulate the challenges and gifts of mothering better than Rachel Macy Stafford. The[...]

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The school pickup war zone

Thanks to the rapid changes in technology especially smart phones, well-meaning parents are much more[...]

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Top 5 Tips for Today’s Parents

Recently during an interview on Channel 9 in Perth I was asked what my five[...]

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Digital abandonment in modern families

Maggie talks about how technology is disconnecting parents and children. Watch more ‘Maggie Moments’, subscribe[...]

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Coping with Christmas

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about how intense life can be at the end[...]

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Self-care in the age of 24/7 negative news cycles

So often when I tune into the news online, on the radio or on TV,[...]

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The 3 Rs to family happiness: resilience, routine & relaxation

It’s something that’s easy to forget or hold on to in our busy lives, but[...]

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Expectations and the inconvenient truth of parenting

One of the chapters in my book 9 Things: A back to basics guide to calm, common-sense,[...]

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Our resistance to rest

I know I am like many of you when it comes to taking some rest[...]

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Creating Your Own Life

Before I explore empowerment – which is what I plan to cover in this article[...]

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Why Women Shouldn’t Always Leave Themselves the Burnt Chop

I have met so many interesting and weary grown-ups lately. I put a beautiful picture[...]

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Parenting Imperfectly

I recently met Tim Gill my play guru from the UK at the C &[...]

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Maggie’s tips for boosting your brain

When we buy a new device, such as an iPod or car, it usually comes[...]